Todd Grantham leaving Alabama for return to NFL, per report
Todd Grantham is reportedly headed back to the NFL.
SEC insider Chris Low reports that Grantham, an Alabama analyst who interviewed for the Crimson Tide defensive coordinator position, is joining the New Orleans Saints staff as an assistant coach.
Todd Grantham, who interviewed for the @AlabamaFTBL DC job, has decided to return to the NFL as an assistant with the New Orleans Saints, sources tell ESPN. Grantham was an analyst at Bama last season. He worked in the NFL for 11 seasons and was DC at three different SEC schools.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) February 3, 2023
Grantham, 56, has been in coaching since 1990. After working on Nick Saban’s Michigan State staff, Grantham was an NFL assistant from 1999-to-2009.
In 2010, Grantham returned to college football to be Georgia’s defensive coordinator. He held that position through the 2013 season.
Grantham was Louisville’s defensive coordinator from 2014-to-2016 before returning to the SEC. He was Mississippi State’s defensive coordinator in 2017, Dan Mullen’s last season as head coach of the Bulldogs. Grantham followed Mullen to Florida and was the Gators’ defensive coordinator from 2018 until his late-season dismissal in 2021.
Grantham was on Alabama’s staff as a defensive analyst for the 2022 season.